Course Management and Administration

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Add Observers or Advisors to a Course (For Section Builders)
NOTE:   1) This article is primarily for Section Builders only ( Division Operating Manager s or Division Operating Specialist s). 2) For Instructors , please refer to Add a User to a Course . 1. Go to iStar Campus Solutions ...
 Add a User to a Course
This process is to add employees (including adjuncts) to courses, not students. You may wish to add others to your course so they can observe, participate in instruction, or copy course content.  (To add a student to your course, see Reconcile...
Bypass Release Conditions for Observers and Scribes
Release Conditions lock items so that they are hidden until specific criteria are fulfilled. When you attach a release condition to an item such as a quiz, content topic, or discussion, students cannot see that item until they meet the associated co...
Class Engagement Tool Overview
The Class Engagement Tool provides a consolidated view of activity, progress, and achievement in a course. The tool's interface contains filtering, sorting, and searching capabilities, allowing instructors to easily identify top performers a...
 Customize Your Course Image
Course images are used for the My Courses Widget, the course image banner, and the D2L Pulse app.  When you customize your course image, it adds more personality to your course and makes it easier for your students to find in their course list....
D2L Course Calendar Basics
Accessing the D2L Calendar Click on the drop-down arrow to the right of Calendar . Click [Go to Calendar] from the Calendar widget drop-down menu. Changing Calendar Color Click the drop-down arrow next to [All Calendars] and click t...
D2L Roles
It is important to add employees to your courses in the correct role. Use the chart below to determine the best role for the person you wish to add to your course.  Roles Chart PNG to print or share. NOTE : Please refer to Add a Us...
D2L Supported Browsers
Please use a browser that is identified as supported   below. Desktop Support D2L is supported on the following desktop platforms with the latest browser versions: Platform Apple Safari Google Chrome Microsoft Edge Mozilla Fi...
Edit Dates Using Manage Dates
The Manage Dates tool can be used to edit dates for all of the following: Announcements  Assignments Calendar Checklist Content Discussions Grades Quizzes Survey These course objects display in a grid that you can sort by any of the...
Exclude Select Courses From Notifications
In the Notifications Tool , you have the option to exclude certain courses from sending notifications. NOTE:  For information on setting up Notifications , see the article Set Up Email and Text Notifications in D2L . Access the...
Export Attendance Data
To turn in attendance that you have tracked in D2L: Go to Course Activities > Attendance . Click on the name of your register. Click on the Export All Data  button. Click on the CSV filename that appears in the popup window. Sa...
Export your D2L Calendar to another Calendar Application
You can export your D2L  Calendar to another application, such as Google Calendar  or  Microsoft Outlook . To do this, copy a link from your  Calendar that you can add to your calendar application. This can be useful for vie...
How to Share Course Materials with Others
How to Share Course Material through a Community Group Show Video Walkthrough The owner/sharer/coordinator of the course materials creates a community group, following the directions in Create a Community Group . This person is the Grou...
LSC Copyright Policy
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including: literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.&n...
Manage Calendar Events
Create a general (content) event From your homepage in D2L, select the dropdown arrow next to Calendar  and select  [Go to Calendar] .   Using the calendar menu, select the course for which you want to create the event. Cl...
 Merge Course Rosters
The  Merge Course Rosters  form allows you to combine multiple section rosters into one D2L course. Show Video Walkthrough                       &nb...
Manage Your Course Files
The Manage Files tool is a file management system for your course. You can use this tool to organize and upload files associated with your course offering. We recommend that you organize your files into folders, creating a folder for each module of ...
 Offset Course Dates using the Manage Dates Tool
The Manage Dates tool allows you to do the following all from one central location: View, edit, and offset start and end dates Set the Calendar status Open course objects in a new window  Moving start dates and end dates forward or backw...
Release Conditions
Release Conditions lock items and make them invisible until specific criteria are fulfilled.  NOTE: Managing release conditions is an advanced skill. Make sure you practice in a sandbox course and understand their use before applying the...
Release Condition Types
Condition Type Description Awards - Award Earned The user must have earned a specific award in order to fulfill the release condition Checklist - Completed checklist  The user must complete all items on the selec...
Release Conditions - Best Practices
Set up conditions before students access the course: Create all of your course materials and set up your release conditions before the course opens to students. This gives you a chance to check for mistakes in the conditions or for circular, cont...
 Set Up or Delete Attendance Registers
Create attendance registers to track attendance for your course-based activities, such as a mandatory weekly chat session or optional discussion seminar. Show Video Walkthrough Click Course Activities on the navbar and choose Attendanc...
 Use Classlist
Classlist is the place to view your complete course roster in D2L. You can email students and set quiz accommodations.   Click on the [Collaboration]  menu, then click [Classlist] . Add or Remove Students If the Classlist...
Use the Course Selector
To move quickly from one class to another, choose a course from the course selector. If you have taught more than one semester, you will notice many sections for each course. To determine which course is the correct one for the current semester, loo...
View a Course as a Student
You can temporarily switch your role by using the personal menu under your name on any homepage in D2L. Switching your role provides a generic view of the course using the role you select. Switching your role Click on your name in the Minibar ...
Insights Portal - Engagement Dashboard
The Engagement Dashboard contains visualizations that provide insight into how students are engaging with their courses. The goal of this dashboard is to help instructors to identify at-risk students so that they can intervene and get them back on t...